Control Systems Arrive in the 21st Century
- An information sharing building automation system. Ziyan Jiang; Jianjun Xia; Yi Jiang // Intelligent Buildings International;2009, Vol. 1 Issue 3, p195
Integration of the subsystems is one of the main difficulties which are now getting in the way of the building automation system (BAS) development. With the development of IT technology, building control systems are becoming increasingly intelligent, while the incompatibility and inflexibility...
- The Evolution of the Smart Building. Eby, Michael // Electrical Construction & Maintenance Exclusive Insight;2/18/2016, p1
The article focuses on commercial building designs including use of information technology during operation to connect subsystems for optimizing performance of smart buildings, installation of video surveillance and fire detection systems in office buildings.
- PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT. // Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Jul2003 Supplement, Vol. 42, p82
Introduces several building automation systems. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning automation from Aprilaire; WebCTRL Web-based building control technology from Automated Logic Corp.; EISX9-100T Ethernet switch from Contemporary Controls.
- Professional Practices. Bourassa, George; Johnson, Craig // Consulting-Specifying Engineer;Sep2007, Vol. 42 Issue 3, p63
The article discusses some of the issues that are believed to be important in the commissioning process associated with automation system. It notes that there are critical deficiencies in the installation and startup of building automation system (BAS) when compared to the design intent...
- MANAGING More With Less. Herman, Juliet Pagliaro; Papadopoulos, Dimitri // Cleaning & Maintenance Management;Oct2011, Vol. 48 Issue 10, p44
The article discusses the features and uses of building automation systems (BAS). According to the author, a BAS integrates building equipment and systems using an information technology-based infrastructure to collect information, logically organize it, and deliver it where and when it is...
- An Owner's Perspective. Levi, Mark // Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Jul2003 Supplement, Vol. 42, p30
Provides information on the U.S. General Services Administration's Pacific Rim Region pilot project aimed at achieving regional integration of building automation and related systems, such as power-monitoring systems. Motivation behind the project; Components of the automation systems used in...
- Web-Enabled Controls Find a Niche. Wilkinson, Ronald J. // Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Jul2003 Supplement, Vol. 42, p36
Presents two projects involving Web-enabled controls at local Montana universities. Combination of BACnet computer network protocol air-handling unit controllers with LonTalk application-specific controllers; Mechanical retrofit at the central library; Benefits of the building automation...
- The Future of Controls: Enterprise Networks. Callahan, Kevin // Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Jul2003 Supplement, Vol. 42, p65
Discusses the benefits of the placement of building automation systems and control devices on enterprise networks. Installation and maintenance costs; Enhancement of system performance; Increase in operator and enterprise access.
- BACnetÂ® for Video Surveillance. Ning, Zhou; Man-li, Zhou; Yi-ping, Xu // ASHRAE Journal;Oct2004, Vol. 46 Issue 10, pS18
The article reports that BACnet is used to integrate multiple types of building systems, such as HAVC, lighting, and fire detection. The protocol was designed to meet the needs of building automation and control applications. It conveys data including analog and binary values related to hardware...